Big rigs, rough roads and tough weather make driving for forestry workers and everyone who shares the roads with them a daily challenge in British Columbia.
Working together to make it safer for everyone is what Forestry TruckSafe does. The Forestry TruckSafe program brings workers, employers, enforcement and regulatory agencies and the public together to find solutions, talk about best practices, and share information so everyone can follow the same rules of the road.
Sharing the road and getting home safely is what it’s all about.
Browse the right-hand column for summaries of what's inside this Forestry TruckSafe section.
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Transportation Safety is pleased to release the Resource Road User Safety Guide – Version 2. Thanks to suggestions from you and other stakeholders we are happy to release a brand new updated version for Spring 2013. The Guide is still very similar in layout but now boasts color photos, general revision and the addition of some content. Read more...
WorkSafeBC is inviting feedback on proposed policy amendments regarding the treatment of principals. Read more...
The Natural Resource Road Act Project Team is pleased to advise that the Natural Resource Road Act Project website is now live. The NRRA Project is taking a different approach to engaging stakeholders in the development of a single Act to support the management of resource roads of British Columbia than was done for Bill 30. Read more...
BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan have come to an agreement in order to harmonize truck weights and dimensions regulations.
All these changes were made as part of the New West Partnership Trade Agreement and came into effect July 1, 2011. Read more...
WorkSafeBC regulation 26.2 and the associated Guideline 26.2-2 describe requirements / expectations that before hauling logs on steep grades (greater than 18%), a risk assessment is conducted and safe descent procedures are developed.
FP Innovations has developed two spreadsheet lookup tools that forestry planners and supervisors can use when conducting risk assessments on grades greater than 18%. One sheet is focussed on off-highway fat trucks; the other looks at 6 and 7-axle configurations hauling highway legal loads. These tools provide recommended maximum payloads and speeds for specified road conditions (traction levels, grade, length of grade). Read more...
Although this article if more specifically related to the transportation on dangerous goods, it displays the concerns regarding different types of impairment, the discussion of human factors and possible drug and alcohol testing. Click here to access the June 27, 2011 article.
Last Updated: March 25, 2013
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